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An American Dream
by Norman Mailer | Literature & Fiction
Registered by StoneHarpMan of Hinwil, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
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Journal Entry 1 by StoneHarpMan from Hinwil, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

10 out of 10

Dark Genius, August 16, 2004
Amazon.com Reviewer: Ted Burke "Ted Burke" (San Diego)
Mailer's meditation on violence and evil will not be everyone's idea of a good novel to read on the beach, but "An American Dream" is a brilliantly realized fantasy wherein one set-upon, White alcoholic protagonist berserks himself into a series of delirium fueled rages to rid himself of the crushing banality of the culture that he feels is killing him by the inch.

To do this, he commits a series of violent and insane acts , in an alcoholic haze, challenges sent him by the moon (really) whose successful completion might give him a hint of the freedom he dreams is beyond the neon-lit tarp of the Manhattan skyline.

 




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